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Hilmar Gunnarsson with his son Kristófer.

Hilmar Gunnarsson with his son Kristófer.

Hilmar Gunnarsson is going to run 10 kilometers for his son Kristófer and all the kids in the SLF's Rehabilitation Center in Reykjadalur tomorrow in the Reykjavík Marathon sponsored by Íslandsbanki . He has already accumulated almost 1,5 million ISK in pledges, but all the money will go to Reykjadalur, a summer camp for disabled children and teenagers.

Unbelievable support

Kristófer, who is 11 years old, is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Ring 18. He is the only person in Iceland diagnosed with this disease, which includes a severe impediment in mental and physical development. Gunnarsson told the radiohosts of K 100 that he was moved by the immense support he was getting.

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"I feel so much support from my family and friends and my acquaintances when people are pleding and urging me on," he said. He is looking forward to experiencing the rush tomorrow and is determined to run the whole 10 K, even though he says he is not "much of a runner."

Hilmar Gunnarsson came to the studio to talk about his …

Hilmar Gunnarsson came to the studio to talk about his participation in the Reykjavík marathon tomorrow, but he is running in support of SLF's Rehabilitation Center in Reykjadalur.

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